Recent studies have identified a potential link between antidepressant medications and severe congenital birth defects. Children born to mothers who have taken these highly scrutinized drugs may be at an increased risk of developing esophageal stenosis, a debilitating condition that inhibits the process of transporting fluids and foods from the mouth to the stomach. As a result, complications can lead to severe bouts of malnutrition. The Defective Drug Attorneys at Schmidt & Clark, LLP are actively representing the children and families affected by the manufacturers’ failure to warn of the potential for esophageal stenosis and other congenital birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
Free Confidential Case Review: If your child was born with esophageal stenosis or any other congenital abnormalities that you feel may be the result of an antidepressant medication, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.
Esophageal stenosis is a congenital birth defect characterized by the narrowing of the lumen of the esophagus that inhibits the process of transporting fluids and foods from the mouth to the stomach. When the esophagus gets damaged, scar tissue begins to manifest itself in a constricting manor, to the point where nutritional intake is restricted.
Signs & Symptoms of Esophageal Stenosis
Esophageal stenosis symptoms may include the following:
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Food “gets stuck” in the esophagus
- Uncomfortable swallowing
- Acid reflux
- Choking, coughing, or shortness of breath
- Vomiting blood
- Weight loss
Antidepressants Associated with Esophageal Stenosis
The following antidepressants may be linked to the development of esophageal stenosis in newborn babies, infants, and children when their mothers took them while pregnant:
- Paxil (Paroxetine)
- Zoloft (Sertraline)
- Celexa (Citalopram)
- Prozac (Fluoxetine)
- Lexapro (Escitalopram)
- Luvox (Fluvoxamine)
- Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)
- Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
- Effexor (Venlafaxine)
We’re Here To Help – Contact an Esophageal Stenosis Lawyer Today
The Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm includes some of America’s most passionate, accomplished and skilled trial lawyers. When choosing our firm to represent you in your potential esophageal stenosis claim, you will not only gain access to a level of professional legal representation previously available only to large corporations, but also to an exceptional level of personal attention and customer service from compassionate trial lawyers found at no other law firm.
We are handling individual lawsuits nationwide and currently accepting new esophageal stenosis cases in all 50 states.
If your child was born with esophageal stenosis or any other congenital abnormalities that you feel may be the result of an antidepressant medication, you should contact us as soon as possible for a free confidential review of your potential case.